Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prelude to a New Day



Prelude ...

I've always liked that word. For me, it is the hour before dawn ... life's tender beginnings ...










The photograph is mine.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, Teresa! Where was it taken?

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  2. On this coast, I'm more used to the sun setting into the ocean than rising up out of it. Some persistent ignorance in me still expects lots of steam to accompany both novelties. Stunning and calming photo, Teresa.

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    1. Thank you, Geo. I, too, still have some notions that come from "persistent ignorance." :)

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    2. On my Central Coast (California), we're blessed with the sun coming up over salt water and falling at the end of the day into salt water. We're doubly blessed.

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    3. So, the sun both rises and sets in California ... I'd long suspected that ... :)

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  3. That's a beautiful photograph, reality whittled down to it's essentials.

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    1. John, given the incredibly fine photos you take, that's a huge compliment and I thank you. :)

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  4. Beautiful photograph! Music to sooth the soul. My favorite to listen to is music like this...but I would have left out the voices at the end--LOL! Happy Wednesday. :)

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    1. And now, a Happy Thursday to you, Rita! Lovely to hear from you.

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  5. So golden, and so serene. Thank you for sharing it with me.

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  6. Touchingly beautiful, Teresa. Thank you.

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  7. One of my favorite Spanish words is la madrugada -- that time after midnight and before dawn. It's prelude, indeed, but also its own time, filled with echos and sighs, and filled with reassurance. Your photo captures that beautifully.

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    1. I love those predawn hours ... I seem most open to new ideas then and the creativity that arises from it. Thank you, Linda.

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  8. So often that's the most memorable part of the day.

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    1. Yes, I would imagine you see plenty of very early mornings ... that anticipation of a new hike into such splendor. :)

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  9. Long before humans, birds, redwoods. or ferns there was algae. It filled the oceans, so much so that the sea was green. Eventually they released millions and millions of metric tons of algae into the atmosphere that mixed with carbon dioxide and nitrogen. Eventually the atmosphere exchange allowed for life in terrestrial areas and our oceans turned blue. All a prelude to the blue planet!

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    1. Life seems to be an ongoing prelude in many ways ... Thank you, Bill :)

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  10. Your photo is gorgeous -- you captured the essence of the video in your shot -- barbara

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  11. Gorgeous picture of the ocean and the beach!
    Love also the header, just stunning picture!
    Thanks for the beautiful Prelude of Vangelis.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sonia. You're most welcome. :)

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  12. The photograph is mine.

    And it's a great one too!

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Old Orchard Beach, Maine, spring 2010.

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